M. Scott Tallent - Founder, President, CEO & Chairman of the Board of Directors
In 1999 Mr. Tallent graduated from the University of Tennessee with a B.S. in Human Ecology - Marketing/Business. After college Mr. Tallent began his career working in the title industry as an abstractor but knew he wanted to be involved in the apparel industry. Mr. Tallent had always had a passion for sports and a great admiration for our nations military personnel. What he recognized was the apparel industry lacked a brand that represented our nations military personnel while at the same time could capture the will and determination of an athlete. In 2004 the search began to create an apparel brand that would possess a meaning that reflected the characteristics embodied by these individuals while able to provide enhanced tech quality. Mr. Tallent's pursuit led him to discover the name THADDEA and in 2005 the Company was formed, which is now known as the brand of Courage and Bravery.
D. Michael Lawrence - Senior Vice President of Operations & Director
Sports and fashion has always been a part of Mike's life. He graduated from Kansas State University with a Bachelors and Master Degree in Business Marketing. Mike played collegiate football at Kansas State University, in the NFL European League, GFL and various Arena Leagues. Mike lived in Germany for a period during his professional playing career and during his time in Germany he learned to speak German and founded his own clothing company M. Laurenz Fashion. This is where he learned firsthand the business aspects of starting a company. The experience Mike has in the apparel industry covers a span of over 15 years. These valuable skills Mike has learned through his experiences are tangible qualities, which he used during his time as a former High School head coach and as the Wide Receivers coach/Special Team Coordinator at Bethany College, Kansas. We are proud to have Mike as a part of the THADDEA Unit because he is a person that exemplifies integrity and the characteristics that represent THADDEA.